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Bear Hugs by SA Welsh, 3rd edition

25845709Title: Bear Hugs, 3rd Edition
Series: Pack Reflections, #1
Author: SA Welsh
Genre: Paranormal / Ménage à Trois
Length: Novella (86 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (July 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Cage has finally had enough of Rob’s hot and cold routine. The flirting one minute and avoiding him the next is getting old, so he drives up to Rob’s cabin to demand answers. Except the ones he finds aren’t the ones he expected, and he isn’t sure what to do with them. That’s when things get hairy…literally.

Rob is a shifter. He and Cage are from two different worlds, and he doesn’t stand a chance at being more than friends with the cute human. Unfortunately his bear won’t take no for an answer and keeps insisting Cage is theirs. He escapes to his cabin hideaway to think—when Cage shows up, hammering on his door, Rob can’t resist any longer.

When Rob is caught unawares by a hunter, things almost end before they really begin, but a wolf jumps into the fray, and the tenuous relationship between Cage and Rob gets pushed to the breaking point. Noah is a wolf shifter hunting his sister’s killer, but on the trail he unexpectedly scents his mates.

The only problem is they are already a couple and might not have room for one lonely wolf.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0444-4

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Bear-Hugs/

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: This book was originally from an anthology and later released as an extended solo title. Now here it is again as the start of a new series, a spinoff of the Pack Valley series. Which can I say, I am not disappointed with.

This was a short and sweet little book. It takes three sexy men who each have heartache in their pasts and gives them a happily ever after, together.

It also had plenty of sexy scenes and a good amount of humor mixed in throughout. The moment when Rob changed into his bear the first time was hilariously. The way bear Rob thinks about the way Cage was reacting to having a bear in the cabin had me rolling.

When it came time for the three men to share their stories, each was sad. All three have been hurt in some way. What I find interesting was the way Rob’s story ties into the Pack Valley series. Once he went into details, I knew immediately who he was related to.

I really liked how the three of them fit together. As a whole unit they each give the others something they were missing. They just all worked together somehow. Plus, really they are pretty damn sexy together.

This was a good book and I cannot wait to see where this series will go.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Summer Storm by Derek Adams

56ed7484cfefd62a75bed3bd88b21823f5993384Title: Summer Storm
Series: Sex in Suburbia, #7
Author: Derek Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (24 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (June 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: When a straight guy moves in with his gay buddy and the heat between them cranks up, just whose hand is on the thermostat?

When Randy, who’s gay, offers his straight pal, Jake, a place to stay after his lady friend shows him the door, Randy’s sexual angst quickly rises to dangerous levels. He’s sorely tempted, but he’s not the kind of guy who’d ever make unwelcome advances.

Then a late summer storm looms on the horizon and the spark that finally ignites the sensual fire that’s been smoldering for weeks comes from a totally unexpected direction.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0418-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Summer-Storm/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Hot damn Derek has given me a truly hot story. I mean out of the ball park hot. There is something about a straight man admitting that he wants a little bit of sausage. This story is about two friends who are attracted to each other, although one doesn’t know it yet.

When Randy’s best friend came to him for a bit of help, he knew he could help. The thing was he is gay whereas Jake is not. The thing is Jake was not as gay as he thought he was, because when a storm hits it is Randy he goes to.

Some hot sex with a bit of love mixed in is just a bit of this story. I must admit that I would love for a longer story that has a bit more meat to it. These two guys are fascinating and I want to hear more about them. Damn book turned me the hell on and left me wanting more.

I had a blast reading it and can guarantee that if you want a quick fix this is it for you.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Keenan by Catherine Lievens

4873keenan510web-430x645Title: Keenan
Series: Whitedell Pride, #10
Author: Catherine Lievens
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (131 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (July 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Keenan wants his mate to come back, but after two months without any news about Jonah, he has lost his hope that the wolf shifter will come back to him. Then one night his phone rings and Jonah finally talks to him.

Jonah left Keenan because he needed to help the other wolves who had disappeared with him. He has a hard time staying away from his mate, though, and as soon as he finds Elliott, Merle and Simon, he runs back to Whitedell, hoping his apologies will be enough for Keenan to take him back.

Just when the two men take their first step in their relationship, something happens to Keenan and he disappears. Will Jonah be able to save the mate he has just started to get to know, or will Keenan be forever lost to him?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0368-3

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Keenan/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Whitedell Pride collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

Keenan was a human living among shifters and other paranormals. He knew what mates meant to each other and wanted his. He knew that Jonah was here, but he wasn’t sure that Jonah wanted him. Hell he wasn’t even sure Jonah would come back. He had first seen Jonah when he was rescued.

He felt the pull to be with the man, but when he asked Jonah flat out if they were mates he told him yes however he couldn’t be with him yet. Right after that Jonah took off leaving Keenan alone. Keenan was about to give up, when a call from Jonah brought it all back to the fore front.

Jonah did in fact want his mate, but he needed to save his friends. He had to get them to safety before he could go back. He knew his mate wanted him but even that would not be enough to keep him there. When Keenan is kidnapped and about to be eaten alive, it is up to Jonah to save him. It is up to Keenan to show Jonah his love and that they were perfect together.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Catherine puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Hostage Love by April Kelley

4851hostagelove510web-430x645Title: Hostage Love
Series: Lakehouse Security, #2
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (88 Pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (June 8th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: All Ryan Newell wants to do his prove to his brothers he is just as capable as them of going out on a mission. This time they actually listen, sending him out to rescue three men from a cult that is holding them prisoner. Right from the start things go wrong. One of the prisoners, Zach Landen, manages to break out of his cell and holds him at knife point.

Ryan hates the idea of calling for backup but knows he needs to after he learns Zach is very ill. It’s second nature for Ryan to take care of Zach, but Ryan’s giving nature has gotten him in trouble before.

Does he really want to get hurt again?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0351-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Hostage-Love/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Lakehouse Security collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I came across this series about a week ago and I can honestly say that it is going to be one of my top three favorite stories. I have read similar stories that are men that are hired to save people, but this one adds a twist to them. I am not so sure about the guys past lives but they come off like they are all military trained. They have the strength and will to back it up that is for sure.

This is a love story that has the right amount of love, pain, temper, excitement and danger all rolled into an amazing package. I also love the fact that the brothers are extremely protective of each other and a bit on the annoying side.

Ryan is the youngest and pretty much is the cook and house keeper of the group. Although he has been trained the same way as the others. His brothers pretty much treat him like he is the baby and in a way he is. His heart is tenderer and his feelings show right off the bat.

However this time he gets his way, he gets to save the young men that are being held captive by an evil religious nut job. He knows going in that Zach is ill and is prepared for it. Other than being the cook and housekeeper Ryan is a trained medic. However he was not prepared for what feelings Zach pulls out of him. He can tell after getting him feeling better that Zach was a player.

Zach has been ill for a while now but continues to try to find a way out of the hell hole he is being held in. He was afraid that one of the other captives might already be dead and worried that Aaron had not made it out. So when Ryan shows up, he pulls his make shift knife on him.

Then the rescue starts, but he had not expected to fall for the man doing the rescue. Now all he had to do is to get better and prove to Ryan that he was attracted to him. Then they find out the real truth behind why the men were taken. Things are going to heat up real soon.

This book just grabs your attention from the moment you start reading and keeps it there till you have read every word. They will also have you laughing at parts of the story. They have their serious moments, but it does have quite a bit of humor in them. I love how the characters are beautifully written with big hearts, but if you cross them there is hell to pay. They will protect the men they love and their family with all they have in them.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

More than Patient by Charlie Richards

4868morethanpatient510w-430x645Title: More than Patient
Series: A Loving Nip # 4
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Erotic Romance/ Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Novella (89 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (June 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Just a little love bite: Patience is a virtue…until someone’s life is on the line.

Garner Vorzman suspects that his beloved—the other half of his soul—is none other than Brock Sanchez. While everyone considers the human an all-around good guy, he is also a womanizing playboy. Having spent almost one hundred years in the military, Garner draws on his knowledge of strategy. He uses the levity of the coven Christmas party to his advantage and seduces Brock.

Unfortunately, the human runs from their connection. Hoping if he leaves Brock alone he will come to crave what they’d shared, Garner waits for months. He runs out of time when drinking blood from other donors becomes nearly impossible. Angry at the human’s apparent obstinateness, Garner tracks Brock down and issues an ultimatum. Give them one dalliance every other week so Garner can draw the blood he needs, or their one night stand will no longer remain a secret.

If Brock agrees, can Garner turn the strong-arm tactic into something that will win the man’s affection?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0416-1

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/charlie-richards/More-Than-Patient/

Review: Garner, a vampire, finds his beloved in Brock, a human.

However Brock denies his feelings for Garner. Garner is determined to make Brock see they should be together no matter what others think. I loved how Garner gave Brock his space to work things out yet still managed to show up at times to show Brock he’s serious.

Although I understood Brock’s reluctance I felt he was using excuses to keep Garner away due to his own insecurities. But all worked out once Brock realized how much happier he was with Garner. The only gripes I have with this book were the demon being introduced for a very short time then the cliffhanger at the end. I certainly hope the next book will shed more light on the demon and Peter’s disappearance.

Packed full of emotions and tension this book delivers a look into two individuals who are meant to be together with one shying away from the other. Intense at times with an investigation which wasn’t much into the deaths of humans.

Loved it.

Kissed by Death by Andi Anderson, 2nd edition

kissedbydeathTitle: Kissed By Death, 2nd edition
Series: Kissed By an Immortal, # 1
Author: Andi Anderson
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (112 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (June 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Gregory is determined to have his one chance of love and romance, even if it’s with the person whose occupation is to take him to the afterlife.

The Angel of Death has come back to claim Gregory’s life. After a seven-year reprieve from the Grim Reaper, Gregory knows it’s time to move onto his eternal afterlife, and stop the suffering he has had to physically endure all these years. Even though Gregory knows it’s time to move onto the next phase of his existence, his secret desire to be with the handsome, mysterious being has almost consumed his every thought. Instinctively, he knows they belong together, forever.

But how does one have a relationship with Death’s Angel, and how can Gregory convince him they are meant to be?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0298-3

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/andi-anderson/Kissed-By-Death/

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I didn’t know what to think about this story as I started to read it as this is the first time I’ve ever read a book where the Grim Reaper has a love interest. It was strange yet really good. Gregory makes two deals with Thanatos, the Grim Reaper. It’s the second during the second deal that they fall in love. I loved Gregory’s happy, positive personality even though he’s been in a lot of pain since he was granted 7 more years of life.

Thanatos wasn’t as scary as I thought he’d be and tried to fulfill every wish Gregory had in the two days they had together. It was a beautiful time with amazing details of the beach and of course hot, passionate sex between the two. At the end of the second day Gregory takes Nemesis words to heart and gets his final wish to be with Thanatos for eternity.

Really sweet and great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Getting Back To Good by April Kelley

7e3b68_04ed8701e6144dc58b5d7d7c5b15502b.jpg_srb_p_600_648_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srbTitle: Getting Back To Good
Series: Pickleville, #5
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (119 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (June 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Timing is everything when it comes to love, especially when it’s so far off.

Luis Flynn has been fighting depression off and on most of his life. He figures it’s genetic or a product of his childhood or something. Whatever it is, he thought he’d won the war between himself and depression, until it seems to come back again. Little by little over the course of a few months, Luis finds himself slipping further and further into that black hole.

He’s also had a crush on Royce, his boss, since the day he met him, not that he would ever admit it. Luis can tell Royce finds him attractive, and they even kiss, but Royce constantly pushes him away, which doesn’t help his inner struggles. When it comes to relationships, timing is everything.

With Luis and Royce, the timing might be too off.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0359-1

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Getting-Back-To-Good/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Pickleville collection will feature a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Luis and his brothers had basically been raised in hell. His father had been molesting his older brother and the one time he tried on Luis’ brother Brad had beat him close to death. He goes to the house once a month to make his father stay away. Even though his father had not had a chance to rape him, he did torture him pretty bad. He had scars on his back from it. Now to get over the pain he lives he cuts himself. He knew he needed help. Not to mention he loved his boss, but to bad his boss had no clue.

Royce was attracted to Luis, but Luis was so young he didn’t make a move. Hell he didn’t even know Luis wanted him till Kyler spilled the beans. He wanted Luis, but it was still all about their ages. He had gone over to talk to him about it after a slight argument. He had not known too much about Luis’s past, but the moment he found out he was there for him. He just had to make the decision that Luis’s was his.

This story is actually one that comes off real. It tells about sexual abuse to a child, what they do to get away and what they will do to protect each other. It will have your heart in tears through parts of this story, but like I said before it will have you laughing at parts also. I think that April can give you a story that will bring you to tears and have you wishing that you could be the one to rescue them. I loved these brothers and their lovers. They come off with so much feeling that it will have you feeling it also. I loved this book.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. When April puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Xavier by Catherine Lievens

4878xavier510web-430x645Title: Xavier
Series: Gillham Pack 1
Author: Catherine Lievens
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (133 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (June 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Sometime you just have to trust that someone else knows what’s best for you.

Xavier’s life has gone to hell. Not only has his ex-boyfriend’s stalker attacked him, but in order to keep him safe he’s being sent to the Gillham pack. It wouldn’t be too bad, if not for the small detail that he hadn’t known shifters existed before that! He’s not sure what he can expect from them, but he doesn’t have a choice. When he meets Andy, he’s weirdly attracted to the man, but Xavier knows he’s not good enough for him.

Andy doesn’t want to play babysitter for Xavier, at least not until he meets him and realizes the man is his mate. He knows he’s going to have a hard time convincing Xavier to at least give their bond a chance, and that’s not counting the other problems their relationship will have to face.

The two mates will have to navigate angry families and the ever-present lab problem, and still Andy isn’t sure he’ll be able to help his mate get over his low self-esteem long enough to give him a chance.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0301-0

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Xavier/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Gillham Pack collection will feature a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This is in fact a spinoff from the Whitedell Pride collection. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.

I love the way Catherine can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by this author.

Xavier had been in love with Andrew. That is until Andrew broke up with him. Andrew was with Soren now, but it made Xavier feel even worse. He thinks that he should not be with anyone because he is a bit on the short side and a little over weight.

So when Andrew’s stalker comes after him, the shifters thought it might be better if he was on shifter lands for safety. Then they got the idea of sending him to the Gillham pack. Right before he left though, he was told about them being shifters. What does he do, he faints twice. Talk about things going crazy.

Then he meets Andy.

Andy was not pleased that he was going to take a day or two off from the garage to babysit some human. That is until he gets his eyes on Xavier and finds out that he is his mate. Of course he doesn’t do things easy, hell he scared the hell out of his mate when he shifted twice. With the dangers going on around them he will do everything he can in his power to keep him safe. Then they are sent in on a rescue mission, what they find shocks them silly. Life as they know it is about to change.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Catherine puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Celluloid Cage by Crawford Rhine

celluloidcageTitle: Celluloid Cage
Series: Masters and Servants, # 3
Author: Crawford Rhine
Genre: Erotic Romance / Futuristic / Ménage
Length: Novel (205 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (April 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Erotic
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: A marked man enters The Service and is assigned to the hottest action-adventure movie star on the planet. However, he is not the only one who wants the star’s attention.

Brand is excited to enter The Service and even more excited to meet his new Master. He is assigned to Zane Wooding, an action-adventure movie star and a real man’s man. Zane is famous for his body more than his acting, but the paparazzi and his legions of fans don’t seem to care. Brand has to dodge the pitfalls of being with someone so famous and even begins to fall for his Master, but he also becomes a target for those that are jealous of Zane’s interest in him.

While his Master protects him from outsiders, the evil is much closer to home.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0233-4

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Celluloid-Cage/?author_id=1014

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Brand is a college student who enlists in the service and gets a call that he has been chosen. Brand seemed excited yet nervous at first until he meets his master Zane Wooding, an actor. Zane is smoking hot but feels most only see his body and looks and not the man he actually is inside. He seemed insecure about a few things throughout.

There is a lot of sex in this book, every few pages, between Brand and Zane and with multiple partners. Most of it was steamy and hot. I liked the way that Brand and Zane gained more confidence in themselves as the story progressed. They each helped boost each other up when it was needed.

I hated Casey. Zane should have never let him watch over Brand while he was gone. The way Casey treated Brand was horrifying. It broke my heart that another human being would be that cruel to another. It was sickening.

It was an OK read with some intense scenes that I didn’t care for as they disturbed me. But I did enjoy Cade, Shawn, Zane and Brand’s connections as they seemed to fit well together and certainly help when things turned sour.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

For a Dragon’s Healing by Charlie Richards

4762ForA-DragonsHealing510w-430x645Title: For a Dragon’s Healing
Series: Highland Dragons, #6
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (74 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (May 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Two men. One wants to be whole again. One redefines the meaning of being whole.

Upon learning from his son that his chieftain plans to force his daughter to wed a stranger, Achaius McCord flees with his family. In order to escape, he spends hours clinging to a dragon’s neck, aggravating his weakened thigh muscles. He spends the first few days in his new home flat on his back, and when he finally regains his feet, he’s constantly asked if he needs help…with everything.

All Achaius wants is for everyone to stop coddling him. While he knows he’s no longer in his prime, he’s not an invalid. Then, he learns the true reason everyone is being so nice. He is what the dragons call an asda, a human capable of bonding with a dragon, affording them status and companionship. Having lived as a cripple for nearly a decade, Achaius knows he’s looked down on and pitied by his fellowmen.

Why would anyone want him as their companion?

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0340-9

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/For-A-Dragon-‘-s-Healing/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Highland Dragons collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Achaius is Ross’s father and an asda. He is an old man who had a life time of growing up crippled. He comes off as a sore and a bit cranky to all. When they came to live with Ross and the dragons he had not handled flying and walking the countryside very well. It had made his leg stiff. Then all the dragons keep asking him if he needed help. Turns out they were courting him. However there is one dragon who has his interest peaked and doesn’t treat him like he is half a man.

Curzon wants Achaius but he doesn’t think that he would be interested in a half-breed. Things are about to get real interesting.

The thing with this series is that the ending always leaves you hanging a bit. You know that the Curzon and Achaius want each other but you never hear what happens next. However for me it doesn’t take away from the story at all. I have such a blast reading Charlie’s stories. They are so damn entertaining.

The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story. This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break. There is a bit of a serious tone to them, but there is a lot of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *